According to two members of New Hampshire’s Environment & Agriculture Committee that studied House Bill 660, the bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, this past year, labeling GMOs makes no sense.
Reprepsentatives Tara Sad and Bob Haefner, in an op-ed piece, wrote about their experience debating the bill in committee:
After 19 meetings during which we investigated every aspect of the bill in exhaustive detail, both of us voted against the mandatory labeling of foods made with genetic engineering. We’d like to share with you the reasons why.
First, there has been no credible scientific study that proves that there is any material difference between GMO and non-GMO foods. No nutritional difference. No health safety difference. In fact, we have all been eating foods made with genetic engineering for more than 20 years. To that end, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulations state that requiring the labeling of foods that are indistinguishable from foods produced through traditional methods would mislead consumers by falsely implying differences where none exist.
Read the full, original article: Reps. Tara Sad and Bob Haefner: Why labeling GMO foods makes no sense